Key Event Features

Plenary Keynote

Where the big questions get answered. Our keynotes will provide you access to the most impactful and powerful thought leaders on the program. Hear from high-profile thought leaders and Business Executives as they cover key business trends that are driving the future of work.

Summit Keynote

Our theme keynotes provide you the opportunity to get close with thought leaders, big thinkers, and prestigious leaders who will share insights into key trends in Strategy, Engagement, Talent and Learning.


Our CoLabs focus on a key business challenge. You will be guided through the process in small peer groups using design thinking or agile learning methods. Get to the heart of the issue and develop deeper insights, reach conclusions and formulate recommendations for the future. Our CoLabs give you tangible takeaways to be able to implement immediately into your organisations.

Tech Village

The Tech Village will showcase the most disruptive innovations in HR technology with live demos. Come visit the Tech Village or pop by our Tech Stage where you can hear about some of the latest disruptive technology and solutions.

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Technology is changing every aspect of our lives and understanding the impact this will have on our working lives is key to business success. TechReady Masterclass sessions will explore the effects technology is having on HR and the ways we work. Join these sessions to hear expert advice on getting to grips with and making the most of the tech at our fingertips.


MATCH Meeting sessions are an opportunity for you to focus on a current business challenge. This is facilitated by our MATCH Meetings networking platform. Our NEW platform has an inbuilt algorithm that organises business meetings focused on solving current business challenges – ensuring all connections are meaningful.


Our panels of business thought leaders and executives will share their insights into the future of work. Hear a variety of views on a topic for a rounded, future-oriented discussion.

HRD Tech Showcase

The Tech Showcase is the best way to see the most disruptive innovations in HR technology with live demos. Come visit the Tech Village for more information or stop by our Tech Stage where you can hear about some of the latest disruptive technology and solutions.  


A masterclass is a means to present a real-world account on a particular topic, situation or event. Led by a speaker with expert knowledge or skills in a particular area these sessions often provide best-practice advice or insight into new or innovative solutions that are forging new paths.

Breakfast Briefings

Our breakfast briefings are sessions which give you a chance to get a deeper perspective on a topic and also get the chance to get into debate (whilst enjoying a delicious breakfast!). We’ve designed them to provide the chance for open and frank discussions about the current trends and challenges impacting the profession whilst enjoying delicious food in the company of industry colleagues. 

Lightning Talks

Illuminate us but make it quick! True to its name a lightning talk is a very short presentation on a current topic in a quick, insightful and clear manner. 

Lost Lecture

Our Lost Lecture takes you outside the traditional learning environment providing you a unique opportunity to gain access to a high-profile mystery thought leader in an interactive setting.

HRD Live

Streamed LIVE across the two days HRDLive provides an opportunity for you to hear from the inspiring speakers or a deep dive into a session you may have possibly missed.

HRD Café

Whether you are looking for a chance to unwind, catch up on the days’ happenings or network with peers, the HRD Café is the place for you!

Chillout Zone

Press the Pause Button and get present with yourself and your objectives for the Summit. Practice the skills that enable the clarity, focus and resilience needed to prioritise effectively and unlock all the potential the HRD Summit has to offer. Drop by the Chillout Lounge and learn how to practice and deploy the evidence-based mind training that enables individuals and organisations to truly flourish.

Drinks Reception

Join all other event attendees for drinks and live entertainment. Here you will have an opportunity to unwind and enjoy the company of your fellow colleagues over some delicious drinks whilst enjoying the live music on offer.

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1500 Delegates
150 Speakers
8 Streams
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